Family-friendly, Free Nature Programs at Cape May National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, June 16 at 9 a.m.: Family Bird & Nature Walk
Learn about this amazing natural area, with a rare dune forest between untouched beach dunes and salt marsh. Birds (both song and shore) and butterflies are plentiful. Binoculars can be provided. Nature activities, coloring sheets and a scavenger hunt are also available for kids! These walks of approximately one mile in length last about an hour and a half, and are fun for novice and experienced birders alike.

Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 p.m.: Plein Air Painting Workshop
Join us for an outdoor Plein Air painting workshop led by artist Janet McShain. We will supply materials for your use. Weather permitting, we will sketch and paint outdoors; otherwise we will work under the covered front porch of the Visitor Center with views of the refuge. You may wish to bring a lightweight folding chair. These workshops are suitable for beginners or experienced adult painters.

All programs start at the Visitors’ Center, located at 12001 Pacific Ave. (Ocean Drive), just west of Wildwood Crest. No pre-registration is required, but sunscreen, insect repellant and water are recommended. For more information or directions, call (609) 729-2635 or email info@friendsofcapemayrefuge.org.

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